Simpson County is located in central Mississippi. The County Seat is Mendenhall and the largest city is Magee. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ms.gov/content/Pages/LocalGov.aspx?county=Simpson. The 2014 population estimate is 27,463 and the 2010 census population was 27,502. The land area is 589.16 square miles and there are 46.7 persons per square mile.
62.7% of the population is White, 35.6% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 78.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,800, there are 9,786 households, an average of 2.72 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,314, the median household income is $38,362, and 22.6% of the persons in Simpson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,166. Retail sales (in $1000) were $212,575, and sales per capita were $7,640. The percentage of black-owned firms is 17%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.6%.
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